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Narrative of Some Things of New Spain and of the Great City of Temestitan,1 México.
Written by a Companion of Hernan Cortes, The Anonymous Conqueror.
Edited by Alec Christensen



Chapter   1
Chapter   2
Chapter   3
Chapter   4
Chapter   5
Chapter   6
Chapter   7
Chapter   8
Chapter   9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24


THE women use chemises of cotton with sleeves like surplices, long and wide, filled with beautiful work with fringes and trimmings which make a fine appearance. They put on two, three, or four of these chemises, all different, some longer than others so that below they appear like a petticoat. They use also, from the waist down, another kind of garment of pure cotton which goes as far as the ankles, also very splendid and well worked. They wear nothing on the head, not even in the cold countries, but they allow the hair to grow long, which is very beautiful, although generally black or approaching chestnut color, so that with this costume and the long and loose locks which cover the back they look beautiful. In the hot countries near the sea they use veils over the head, of a tawny color, resembling the Spanish redecillas.

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